Author: Meghan

Review: Electric Zebra’s ‘You’re Sinking’ EP Is Grunge-Rock Perfection

Gigging around the clock since 2014 with a wealth of experience under their belts, Electric Zebra’s sophomore EP, You’re Sinking, features summer anthems polished to grunge-rock perfection. You’re Sinking, the eponymous lead track, highlights the band’s songwriting talents. The music itself emits a well-balanced grunge vibe, with in-your-face guitar licks, alongside subtle solo riffs. Lyrically, this song is accessible and catchy. Anything You Ignore and Certainty open with brighter tones, building into that raw gritty musicality EZ are known for. Front man Keelan Sanders’ vocal versatility takes centre stage on these tracks, showcasing his ability to pack great punchy...

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Review: It’s Not ‘Difficult’ To Love Peppermint Ollie’s Debut EP

If you like catchy hooks and relevant real world lyrics then Difficult by Peppermint Ollie is the EP for you. Difficult is a collection of songs that deal with the emotions you just can’t quite put your finger on. Drawing inspiration from “heartbreak and all the bad things in life,” Olivia Weeks aka Peppermint Ollie, brilliantly turns these negative experiences into light-hearted songs with a comedic edge; the old adage of laughing so you don’t cry. Difficult, the eponymous title track is definitely a standout. It’s a ukulele centric tune, with some nice post-production embellishments. The best part about...

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GD FRNDS Rally Community For Soul-Warming Charity Show

Supporting local talent? Check. Visual art smorgasbord? Check. Supporting a worthwhile cause? Check! Check! Check! Keen to give back to the community that supports them, Gold Coast record label GD FRNDS are dedicating their upcoming artist showcase to raising awareness and money for Soul Soup – a local charity, who, every Thursday night at Labrador Community Hub, provide hot meals, clothing, toiletries and other essentials to the homeless. “Soul Soup Australia do incredible work on the Gold Coast. Their work is built off the back of hard-working community members and we’ve aligned with them because we want to give...

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Review: Sum Of Us’ Debut EP Is A Tour De Force Of Rock

On their debut EP Sharp Turns In Dark Tunnels, which hit the airwaves on 13 July, Brisbane rockers Sum Of Us prove it really is the sum of all parts that makes a whole lotta bang! If you’re a fan of Aussie hard-rock favourites Hands Like Houses then opening track, First Yawn, will blow your socks off. This first track has everything to make a literal banger: heavy guitar riffs, drum beats reminiscent of fellow Brisbanites Osaka Punch (they share a drummer) and fantastic, clear vocals. There’s also an accompanying music video worth checking out. Next up is my...

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Better Than Netflix: Six Inhibitions-Free Music Vids

In this week’s Better Than Netflix we’ve scoured the internet for brand new videos by QLD artists that’ll make you want to get off the couch. From house parties to jam sessions and even a rock concert turned vampire slaying, these raucous scenes will take your weekend from drab to fab as they inspire you to be inhibitions free. Press play… INNOCENT ILLITERATE – VESPER GREEN (GRUNGE/ROCK) With their very first music video the boys from Vesper Green take you back to when begrudging grit was in the very lifeblood of the 90s grunge scene. As a fly on...

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